25/02/2017 Sportscene


Celtic v Hamilton, Ross County v Aberdeen, Partick Thistle v Hearts, St Johnstone v Kilmarnock, Motherwell v Dundee, Dundee Utd v Morton and Inverness v Rangers. With David Currie.

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Good afternoon and welcome to the Results Show:


Or if you like the football news where you are, where I am,


where Steven Thompson and Allan Preston are,


Scores, reports, results a wee bit of action -


and lots of insight from our aforementioned guests.


Let's start with a burl around the grounds.


John Barnes, Fir Park, a lot happening? A dominant display by


Dundee has Vergne 5-1 in front. Zak Jules with an own goal after seven


minutes. It looked like quite a level game. Mark O'Hara chipped in


to make it 3-1. Craig Wighton blasted in number four for Dundee


before Marcus Haber got a double in the last few seconds of the period.


As often happens with a side so dominant, it is Dundee 5-1


Motherwell. The bottom club are in action at Celtic Park. Richard


Wilson is there for us. Celtic are in complete control of this


scoreline. They have scored twice. They have come from Moussa Dembele.


In the first half, a lovely pass of individual skill. He lifted the ball


in over the net of the goalkeeper. Kieran Tierney was tripped. Leigh


Griffiths is now coming off the bench to make his return to the


side. Scott Davies next, he is watching Aberdeen in second place


against Ross County. They are leading by a goal to nil. Who else,


it is Adam Rooney. Two good chances leading by a goal to nil. Who else,


to score. Ross County have played pretty well but if you don't take


your chances then you pay a penalty. I don't know what he was doing but


he miscued an attempt and Rooney was lurking to get a deflection on it to


have Aberdeen leading by a goal to nil with a chance to move nine clear


of Rangers. Lets see who is at Firhill. Partick Thistle two,


thing-macro nil. Heart of Midlothian were looking for a response. Partick


Thistle totally deserving of their 2-0 lead. There was sloppy


defending. Liam Lindsay has made it 2- 04 Partick Thistle, firing in


from close range. The player was sent off for mouthing at the


referee. It sounds like a good day for Kilmarnock. Kilmarnock would


dominate. They went ahead after Mackenzie's first goal. The Saints


keeper beat down Kris Boyd free kick. It was salmon ahead who put


Kilmarnock ahead a few minutes ago. Zander club will not be happy. --


Clark. Second versus fourth in the Championship. Charlie Mann is it


Tannadice. Morton have the lead at Tannadice. A terrific goal for David


Gill though. They are really doing a number on Dundee United in this


match. United pushing hard for an equaliser but Jim Duffy's side are


holding on at the moment. If they could win this game they will go


second in the Championship, testament to the excellent work. A


big game at the bottom of the table. Brace yourselves, Steven Thompson.


Over two Chip. To is noisy and nervous but it is marvellous for St


Mirren. They lead this game by a goal to nil. John Sutton timed his


run to perfection, cracked the offside trap. I thought he had gone


wide but he got the ball in from an incredibly narrow angle. It is a


huge scoreline. If they win this they will cut the gap on Ayr United


by five points. But Ayr United are battling back. The attendance 10,000


217. Nearly half the crowd have come down from Paisley. There is ten


minutes to go. That is a huge scoreline but it does not come


anywhere near close to the Fir Park scoreline. Stephen? It is quite


incredible to be honest with you. The Motherwell defending in that


first half was an absolute joke. As well as Dundee played, Motherwell


conceded 17 goals in the last four games. It is not acceptable. It has


been dreadful. I think it will be very difficult for Mark McGhee to


survive this. The fans will be on his back and rightly so. At home


Dundee have only won twice on their own. It was only a few weeks ago


they lost by seven goals. Is this the worst defeat? Guess,


because it is at home and it is one of the teams who are around them in


the lead. It is not one of the so-called stronger teams like


Rangers. It is a team they should be on parity with. Don't take anything


away from Dundee, they had a great result against Rangers last week. I


think Marcus Haber has made a big stance since he came to Dundee. He


is a physical presence and he has scored a couple of goals and he will


be looking for a hat-trick. Mark McGhee under scrutiny, so to Ian


Castro. 2-0 down. They have been poor. I have watched that again


today. There is a lot of work to go on at Tynecastle. Ian Castro has a


big job. They were second and playing decent football and now they


are going backwards. They are lucky St Johnstone are losing or they


could find themselves in fifth place. To mention some -- St


Johnstone losing, Kilmarnock are 2- up. An incredible opening goal from


Rory McKenzie. It was an absolutely special goal. I am really pleased


for Lee McCulloch. I hope he takes the job on a full-time basis. To the


top two now, we usually start at the top and work our way down but we


have been doing them in reverse order. Aberdeen Alpes on up against


Ross County and Adam Rooney on the scoresheet. Ross County have been


giving a good account of themselves. If you look at all the goals of the


weekend, there has been a catalogue of errors right through every single


game. Zach Jewels has been dreadful for Motherwell. Stephen Anderson,


Andrew Davies goes on the wrong foot for the goal for Aberdeen and Zander


Clark, it has been a really poor day for goalkeepers and offenders. We


don't know what is happening there. We have not got pictures coming in.


It is fairly predictable that Moussa Dembele opens the scoring. Hamilton


have not won. When you go to Celtic Park or one of the bigger clubs, can


you get to 0-0 at half-time to frustrate the crowd? The weekend's


other Premiership match was played last night.


It was the club at the bottom against the team in third place.


Inverness, who hadn't won a game since October, at home to Rangers,


who had taken just one point from their last three matches.


It turned out to be a Black Friday for the away team.


You made the journey up their, Steven? Road-macro a defence if the


state gives them this opportunity for defence in the second-half


Rangers battled back into the game. Interesting penalty. There was a


yellow card for this challenge. A good finish. Inverness grabbed the


bull by the horns and won penalty. There was an opportunity to win the


game when you are at the bottom of There was an opportunity to win the


the league, you're never going to There was an opportunity to win the


get a better chance than this to get all three points. However, real


moment of inspiration from Billy McKay. Credit McKay for that. What a


superb overhead kick. A goal worthy of winning any game. You can see


what it means to Richie Foran and Inverness. It was not all over for


them. There was still one moment in the match. There was a call for a


penalty kick. It hits his chest and it hits his hand, certainly hits his


hand on the way out. Rangers may find themselves a bit unlucky. What


a way to mark the 1000th match for Caley Thistle. They have got a


point. Caley, you showed them last week and there was a bit of


determination about them. Hamilton are losing today. The Accies have a


really tough game. There is a run for the Accies. We can hear what the


Caley Thistle manager Richie Foran had to say when he spoke to our man.


I didn't think we would get another chance. I would have been happy with


a draw but with the likes of Billy McKay on your team who can score


a draw but with the likes of Billy from anywhere, one chance and one


goal. It is a wonderful finish, an overhead kick, of the post as well,


makes it feel more special. You have talked about belief and the faith


you have in the players, you must have confidence that you can really


kick on from this result? Of course, I have said this all along, huge


desire and hunger. We showed a lot of quality tonight, particularly


with the two finishes. We have been a long time at the bottom of the


table. Weaker players would have crumbled. There is a huge desire,


hunger, bravery. We kept the positives. We knew the results would


be coming. We have two fine results against two top teams, Rangers and


Hearts. Things are looking up for Caley Thistle. Not so Rangers. We


hear news of the mystery adviser that Graeme Murty has got. I don't


know, it is a mystery to me! I don't know if Allan knows anything. It was


a strange thing for Graeme Murty to say. You heard Richie talk about


character. He showed so much character in the game. That was the


one thing that was missing, character. There were three games


against Hearts, Rangers and Celtic. A lot of people said will they get


any points out of these three games? They have already got four which is


a big surprise. I think Celtic is too far.


Now there's one Championship match this evening.


It's the team at the top of the table against the team in sixth.


Hibs at home to Dunfermline, It kicks off at 5:15


but our reporter, Brian McLauchlin, is already in position


You'll hear more of him throughout the match on Radio Scotland later,


Good evening, David. Many of the Hibernian fans are still celebrating


the cup success. Not so manager Neil Lennon who has emphasised promotion


to the top flight 's Scottish football is the number one priority.


The current league form has them heading back to the Premiership,


unbeaten after 11 games and with a healthy lead at the top of the


Championship. Two changes made for dumb firmly. Andrew shinny and


Humphrey. Hibernian have had one defeat in 14. Despite the good run


of form they are ready four points of the relegation play-off spot.


Allan, chance for Hibs to increase their lead at the top? I would


expect kids to go and beat them. It will be a tough game. A quarter past


five kick off. I expect Neil Lennon's side to kick on. I think


they will win the league by ten points plus. Raith Rovers, Ayr


United, Neil Lennon expressing his opinion. You thought it was


tactical. Genius. He wanted to give them a wee rocket before the cup


game and certainly worked! John McGuinness's performance in


particular? John was outstanding. Hibs were excellent, all over the


party. We touched on this in the Derby. When Hearts won the cup in


2012, there were new players. Then there was a manager who had never


managed at Easter Road and it showed with the experience.


At the bottom, St Mirren are looking good, too -- zero away to Ayr United


in a match they had to win. It was a must win game. -- 2-0 away to Ayr


United. If they had lost, it would have been curtains. As good as. It


is a massive show of character from St Mirren. Dundee on course for a


good result at Motherwell in the Premiership this afternoon. Can you


update as? It is still 5-1. How often have we seen a team being


dominant in the first 45 minutes and then failing to add to their tally


in the second period? That has happened for Dundee. Motherwell have


made a better impression on the second, but a double from Marcus


Haber, another from Craig Wighton, Henrik Ojamaa, and an own goal from


Zak Jules gives Dundee at 5-1 lead. Zak Jules with the -- Louis Moult


with the only goal for Motherwell. Let's go to Celtic Park. Celtic


should be the up. They are leading 2-0 through goals from Moussa


Dembele. It has been a pretty slow pace in the second half. Gary


Mackay-Steven has seen running shot saved. The only thing for Hamilton


to cling onto was a penalty claim. The attacker went down under a Scott


Brown challenge, but the referee said it was a dive and he was shown


a yellow card. Onto Pittodrie, where Scott Davie is


keeping us updated on Aberdeen against Ross County.


Adam Rooney's 17th goal of this season is separating the sides with


a few moments ago. Aberdeen on the counterattack in the transfer Miles


Storey. He hits it over the bar end into the richer Donald stand. He has


come on as a substitute. It probably would have been Jayden Stockley, if


he had been fit, but he damaged his shoulder against Kilmarnock last


week. Miles Storey has not made much of an impression. Ross County will


be frustrated if they lose this game. They have defended well. A


lapse of concentration by the captain, Andrew Davies, is why they


are drilling and looking at the points return of just four from the


last 24 available. Let's get the latest from Firhill


Stadium. It is 2-0. The Hearts head coach, Ian Cathro, looking for a


response after that dismal Edinburgh derby defeat. It has not come this


afternoon in Glasgow, Kris Doolan opening the scoring for Partick


Thistle, his 98th goal of all time for Partick Thistle. It looked like


he would get more in the first half. He had a couple of opportunities to


reach 100, but it did not happen. Hearts were woeful, Lennard Sowah


looking like a fish out of water centre-half. There has been a


dismissal for two bookable offences. Partick Thistle are deserving of the


three points this afternoon. Let's go to McDiarmid Park. It looks


like Kilmarnock are heading for all three points away to St Johnstone.


We are into stoppage time. St Johnstone have not had much punch.


They have just had an effort over the bar from Chris Kane. It was a


Rory McKenzie goal in 35 minutes, and then a header from Conor Sammon


at the far post which to easily beat the keeper in my opinion. That is


the score at the moment and this is how it looks like it will finish.


We can go back to Pittodrie. It is full time between second placed


Aberdeen and Ross County. Let's hear how it finished. It was


1-0. The old football cliche that the good teams manage to win some


are even when they're not playing well, that was the case for Aberdeen


today. They have not been at the level they have been at recently,


but it is still ten victories in the last 11 games. Nine points ahead of


Rangers, 14 ahead of Hearts, 15 ahead of St Johnstone in the race


for second place. I think it is pretty much race over but I do not


imagine Derek McInnes will give us that point of view at the end of


this match. Adam Rooney with a flick in the six yard box. It was a ball


played in by Kenny MacLean. Andrew Davies, the Ross County captain,


should have cleared. He got himself in a muddle. No clean sheets in the


last 11 games for Ross County. They defended well and lost Paul Quinn at


the end, their central defender, to injury at half-time. It did not


help. They passed up good opportunities. Andrew Davies Miss


two opportunities. Craig Curran sent on over the bar. They go to


Tynecastle in midweek. Aberdeen go to Hamilton on Tuesday and can


extend their lead over their rivals if they get a victory.


1-0. Much less close-run at Fir Park and the match between Motherwell and


Dundee. It is all over. Yes, it is 1-5. It


all started with Zak Jules, with an own goal after only seven minutes


when he headed over the top of his own keeper, Craig Samson. Louis


Moult level things up midway through these first-half, but Dundee went on


a scoring run, Marcus Haber, then Mark O'Hara adding the third. Craig


Wighton got on the act before Marcus Haber got his second on half-time.


Motherwell were booed off at the interval. They were better in the


second half with Craig Clay having shot saved by Scott Bain, but


Motherwell in the midst of our relegation battle after this 5-1


thrashing Dundee. Dundee maintained their spot in the


top six. We're going to McDiarmid Park. St Johnstone against


Kilmarnock has finished. Let's hear about that. All over. 2-0


Kilmarnock. It was impressive performance against shot shy St


Johnstone. Boyd tested Zander Clark as early as the fourth minute with a


free kick. The goal was only delayed. Kilmarnock went into the


lead after Rory McKenzie's 12 minute effort, speculative shot from 35


yards that went over the head of the Saints keeper, Zander Clark.


Kilmarnock should have added more. There was an effort which Kris Boyd


got in with a free kick, which was beaten away. Conor Sammon had a 20


yard shot an 80 minutes. In the second half, since only effort from


the first half, on 60 minutes. They struggled. They were shot shy. Conor


Sammon put it beyond doubt on 71 minutes. He nodded down the cause.


The keeper was slow to get to it, I minutes. He nodded down the cause.


thought. It went past him at the far post.


Did you like I pretended I did not know I was on screen when I was


listening? Definitely I will be listening to


Charlie Mann now with news of Dundee United and Greenock Morton.


1-1. One point apiece, probably about right in the way the game went


at Tannadice. There was brewing around the stadium at half-time


because Morton were in front, taking the lead on 39 minutes, Lee Kilday's


fourth goal of the season. The corner from Ross Forbes was deep


into the box, and Lee Kilday had lots of time. In the second half,


United change things. They went for it and equalised an 83 minutes from


a corner. Mark Durnan was the score, his fourth of the season as well. I


am not sure he knew how you scored it. Ping-pong in the box and the


ball ricocheted against the defender, against the legs of Mark


Durnan and into the net. It finished 1-1. It is as you were in the league


standings, but the big winners could be Hibs, who are playing this


evening. At Firhill Park this afternoon, the


big winners were Partick Thistle. Yes, 2-0. It was a dreadful


disappointing performance from Hearts. The headlines will be about


Ian Cathro again. This was a great performance this afternoon from a


three points desperately first stop three points desperately first stop


-- desperately. Kris Doolan came up with the goods again today, scoring


early on to put Partick Thistle on the road to victory, turning smartly


in the box to hook Lee Sharpe into the net. He could have got a


hat-trick in the first half, which would have taken into a century of


Partick Thistle goals. Some smart goalkeeping from Hamilton kept him


at bay. Hearts were not in this match. Lennard Sowah moved to


centre-half from centre back. match. Lennard Sowah moved to


looked like a fish out of water and the Hearts defending was hesitant.


They were toothless upfront. They were much more toothless when


Goncalves got himself sent off. The first booking was for motoring off


to the referee, the second for a late challenge. That was the last


thing that Ian Cathro's side needed. Liam Lindsay got the second goal,


the least that Partick Thistle deserved. A great three points


following up their victory last weekend against Hamilton. Putting


the derby day disappointment behind them was the task for Ian Cathro's


Hearts today. They have not done that. Back to the


Championship and Chick Young. He was watching the match between Ayr


United and St Mirren. The great escape key beyond. St


Mirren have cut the gap at the bottom of the Championship to five


points with a 2-0 victory over Morton -- over Ayr. Second-half


goals from John Sutton and Lewis Morgan gave the Paisley club hope.


They still have a game in hand over their relegation rivals. John Sutton


timed his run to perfection to break the offside trap. There was a news


-- there was a nervous period first million before Lewis Morgan got


another, with a break. The St Mirren support was fantastic today, almost


half the crowd. They have left the stadium believing St Mirren can


produce a miracle, the great escape at the bottom of the Championship.


Lots of work to be done. Ayr will say, we are still five points ahead.


It is going to be dramatic. My heart is pumping.


That is a good thing. Take it easy. We will listen to Richard Wilson,


who was watching Celtic against Hamilton, top against bottom.


It was 2-0 to the side of the top, Celtic's impressive march towards


the title continues. They were not that there are buyers today compared


to other towns this evening -- this season, but Moussa Dembele was


impressive on his own, opening the scoring with a well taken individual


goal, spinning away from us Donati before lifting a shot into the


corner of the net from 25 yards. The second goal came when Kieran Tierney


was brought down inside the penalty box by Massimo Donati. Moussa


Dembele scored the penalty. Celtic are top of the table and Hamilton


are bottom. At the end of the game, immanent Revista ahead turned out by


Craig Gordon. The bottom six looks to be


separating. They were all bunched up, but you're looking at Ross


County, Motherwell, Inverness and Hamilton. Yes, great results for


Partick Thistle and Inverness. Hamilton have a really difficult


five games coming up, albeit one is in the cup. Ross County are not in a


great run. They have not won a match this year. Motherwell as well,


conceding goals for fun. Inverness have momentum. Four points in the


last to make the game. They will play Celtic in midweek and that will


be difficult, but they have momentum if they want to get out of this. It


be difficult, but they have momentum is looking bad for Motherwell. Yes,


the goals they're conceding, the lack of fight in the team. To lose a


home game 5-1 is unacceptable. I will be interested to hear what Mark


McGhee says post match. He must be under massive pressure. It is not


good enough. He will be shell-shocked, lost for words. He is


never lost for words. He was after the Rangers game. This is a tough


managerial period for Mark McGhee. He has got to turn it around. The


managerial period for Mark McGhee. Motherwell fans will be spitting


feathers. To lose five goals against a team that you should be in and


around in the lead at home, it is dreadful. Three points away from the


bottom with the worst goal difference. Stephen


McManus was injured for today's game. He is an experienced player


for them. He has been playing well they have been haemorrhaging goals.


Yes, no excuses. It is the lack of defending. Dreadful. So cheap. At


the top of the table, Aberdeen, it victories from nine. They have had a


great weekend with Rangers losing last night, Hearts and St Johnstone


losing. Aberdeen are nine clear of Rangers, 23 goals ahead of them.


They are basically ten ahead of Rangers. First is gone and second is


almost gone as well. The top six almost selects itself apart from the


last spot, between Dundee, Partick Thistle and Kilmarnock. There are


only 56 points between Ross County on them. There is a long way to go.


The first five are set in stone. Partick Thistle had been creating


chances and not taking them for a long time. Now they are getting


among the goals. -- among the goals. Kris Doolan is a good player. I like


Partick Thistle, and Alan Archibald is a good manager. They have a good


team. Right, time for the classified results round-up.


The Inverness Caledonian Thistle Rangers match was played last night.


To -- two matches have been postponed because of the weather.


Time now for a look at the league tables.


A huge win for Dundee. At the bottom of the table, Hamilton dropped to


the bottom after Caley Thistle's 2-1 win over Rangers last night.


Motherwell and Ross County, it is looking a bit dicey for them.


Livingston's match was postponed today. Alloa Athletic are now nine


points behind them. Stenhousemuir's game was postponed.


Another win for Chelsea. Their game is postponed this weekend. Tottenham


Hotspur played tomorrow. Liverpool play Leicester on Monday. The bottom


of the table looks like this. Leicester City dropping into the


bottom three. Brighton Hove Albion have a chance


to unseat Newcastle United, they are still to play this weekend. A big


gap between Rotherham United and the others at the bottom of the


Championship. Right, folks, we have time to hear


from the biggest winner of the day perhaps, Paul Hartley Dundee spoke


to John Barnes after their 5-1 win at Fir Park.


How pleased to which you with your team's performance today? Yes, in


the second half, we told them at half-time to make sure not to


concede any goals. Sometimes when you have a commanding lead that


concede any goals. Sometimes when happens but all in all the players


were outstanding. It was good for the players leading up to the goals?


We had some good combination play. It was pulled off today. The overall


team performance again was excellent.


I am always getting Fir Park and Firhill confused! Paul Hartley does


not seem elated with that win? He is playing it cool. That is a wonderful


result for him. It was the same team last week who beat Rangers and today


thrashing Motherwell, that is absolutely hammering. They are a


team who have not been scoring a lot of goals? They have struggled this


season and they have missed two star strikers from last season but I do


like the look of Haber. I think he brings a lot to the team. They were


talking about giving directives to him. It certainly worked. He scored


two goals and run the Motherwell defence ragged. With the points


going to Motherwell. Young Craig Whyte and is an excellent prospect


so good to see him getting a game. A good win for Partick Thistle at Fir


Park! My worry is after listening to Ian Cathro, there is no reaction


today. The fans are rightly saying can he inspire the team or the


players? If they played Peterhead midweek it will be difficult to get


them up. But to go to Easter Road against your local rivals who are


the cup holders, a 20,000 sell-out and you cannot get the players up,


that is a real worry. A great weekend and a great period it has


been for Aberdeen, Steven? Odds on they will finish second? I think


they will, I don't think that is in doubt. Eight wins from nine. Week


after week they are bringing on substitutes who are making an


impact. They score a lot of eight goals but it shows you the strength


of their squads that they can make the big substitutions and matches.


The goal they scored today was fortuitous. Terrible defending from


Andrew Davies. But it ricocheted off Shinny's leg and went in. They will


claim it, you always do. They won the game. Today they did not play


all that well but they won the game. Lovely stuff.


Almost time for us to bid you good night.


I'll tell you what's coming up first.


Tomorrow night Jonathan Sutherland is here,


of all the weekend's Premiership action.


That is at six o'clock on BBC Two Scotland -


Just one showing - for the Results Show -


and let's face it that's probably enough.


We're back next week at 4.10pm on BBC One Scotland.


In 20 minutes' time you can tune in to


Off The Ball's Saturday Supplement - with Tam Cowan and Stuart Cosgrove.


I'm indebted to our guests - Steven Thompson and Allan Preston.


Introduced by David Currie.

Reports and results from around the country in the SPFL. In the Premiership, Brendan Rodger's Celtic host Martin Canning's Hamilton, Ross County are in the Granite City to face Aberdeen and Hearts travel to Glasgow to take on Partick Thistle at Firhill. Elsewhere, St Johnstone play Kilmarnock in Perth and Fir Park in Motherwell is the destination for Paul Hartley's Dundee side. In the Championship, Morton head to Tannadice to play Dundee Utd. Plus action from Friday night's Inverness versus Rangers match.

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